Max Batt is a senior designer at TuneIn, an online content provider that lets you tune in to over 100,000 radio stations globally and two million on-demand programs, like podcasts, concerts, and interviews.
CCA taught me the craft but also focused heavily on the concepts that drove the production. I became very comfortable with making, problem solving, and storytelling via creative means.
I'm able to shape not only the way the products look and feel, but also how and why they behave as they do.
Designed TuneIn Live, a breakthrough feature that visualizes in real time when new songs begin on FM radio stations, attracting the attention of TIME magazine, CNN, USA Today, Endgadget, CNET, and others.
The feature also garnered special recognition in both Apple and Google App Stores.
Designed the Playstation's first-ever streaming music app: TuneIn for PS3 & PS VITA, which earned a special feature in the Playstation Store.
Batt also authored a guest post on Sony's Playstation blog about how to design music apps for Playstation.
Design intern-turned-freelancer with SF-based Hot Studio (recently bought by Facebook).
I designed, filmed, and animated the opening short film for AIGA SF's CompostModern, a biennial conference on sustainability and design, which premiered at the Palace of the Fine Arts in San Francisco and later screened in the Short Film Corner at the Cannes Film Festival in France.
Ongoing freelancer for start-ups and art organizations, most recently with SFMOMA.
Jennifer Morla encouraged me to challenge everything, and no matter what I was doing, try harder. Karen Fiss revealed the importance of connecting our work to the outside world -- how to integrate theory from other disciplines and use observation to form intelligent design processes.